Kim Masters, the Esquire columnist and former Vanity Fair contributing editor, jumps from Marketplace to cover Hollywood in the National Public Radio operation here in Culver City. Says the memo from Bill Wyman, assistant managing editor:
With Kim, who's been working for Marketplace the past year, we think we're getting not just one of the best radio journalists covering Hollywood, but one of the best industry reporters period. Her in-depth accounts of the machinations and follies of the business have graced the pages of Vanity Fair, Esquire, the NY Times, the LA Times and Premiere, on subjects ranging from the decline and fall of Mike Ovitz to the Harvey Weinstein-Martin Scorsese blowups on the Rome set of "Gangs of New York." She's graceful, funny, smart and aggressive and we're thrilled to have her with us.
She has authored books on Michael Eisner and (with Nancy Griffin) Sony's purchase of Columbia Pictures. Romenesko has the memo.